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Shattered Dreams!

In response to

Daily prompt : Constant

and

secretkeeper’s weekly writing challenge #129, to use the 5 prompt words in a poem or fiction.

Ease|Storm|Mute|Calm|Rough

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My dreams roughly jerked away

drifting into oblivion,

for I have to fulfil my parent’s legacy

“A family of doctors are we

and that’s what you are to be.”

my fate decided and sealed!

Sadly,

science is beyond my comprehension

while,

the world of words fascinates me

I paint my characters with ease

who come alive, as I dress them

with magical verses,

A writer is who, I aspire to be

but,

my  scarlet tears, anguished screams and earnest pleas

all fall mute to their distant ears.

 

My calm persona is just a facade

to hide my shattered soul

mocked and scoffed at,

helpless and hollow within,

I chalk out a plan to escape

the constant storm of tirades.

 

I sign a pact in the dark

with the god of death

I am sure he will welcome me,

with open arms into a world of my dreams

where only the paper and pen

will be my “soul” companion!

 

 

57 comments on “Shattered Dreams!

  1. The Type-writer
    February 20, 2018

    Loved it.. though the msg. it carries is heartbreaking too…. don’t know how to soothe you… praying for your dreams to come true… my prayers..!!!!!

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  2. calmkate
    February 20, 2018

    Absolutely … parents forcing their ambitions onto their kids is the biggest cause of teen suicide in my country! Very well written, i pray your dreams come true.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 20, 2018

      Oh, that’s sad. I thought it was more so in India. I hope parents are more sensitive to their child’s aspirations!

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      • calmkate
        February 21, 2018

        best parenting I’ve seen are those who support their child’s interest/talents, who encourage them to pursue their own passion!!

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 21, 2018

        I agree 💯 percent!

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  3. rishhu
    February 20, 2018

    Ah! I see! Parents listen! 😊
    Beautiful message! Best wishes! 😊

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  4. paeansunplugged
    February 20, 2018

    An anguished cry! Parents think they are doing their best, never realising that their best may not be what their kids want. Wishing you all the best in your pursuit of happiness.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 20, 2018

      Exactly. Also I do hope not all children resort to such a drastic move. Happy to see you here and sharing your views!

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      • paeansunplugged
        February 20, 2018

        I do hope no kid ever has to take any drastic move to make her parents see her viewpoint. We have only one life and it is too precious to make drastic moves.
        Stay positive. Channel your energies to writing.

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 20, 2018

        Yes. Timely counseling can help both!

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      • paeansunplugged
        February 20, 2018

        👍👍

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  5. Rupali
    February 20, 2018

    Oops it seems like reading numerous teenage stories in July during admissions.

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  6. Megha's World
    February 20, 2018

    It’s so heartbreaking and a sad truth in our society where parents offload their dreams onto these kids suffocating their own in the process. Very nicely written Radhika.

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  7. Divya Deepak Rao
    February 20, 2018

    Oh my! This one is powerful Radhika! It’s heartbreaking and yes, much needed today. You entice us with your words in every article or composition you share…you are a powerhouse of literary talent! May all your dreams come true, many hugs your way❤️

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 20, 2018

      Thanks a ton Divya for all the love and hugs 💖
      It breaks my heart every time I read about such a tragic incident in the papers. There are a plethora of opportunities today and parents should allow their children to explore them.

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  8. thelonelyauthorblog
    February 20, 2018

    Great write from start to finish

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  9. DeepikasRamblings
    February 21, 2018

    Sad, state of affairs.. Seriously, if one is allowed to choose his passion, the choice of going into the arms of death would not be an option. If only this realization comes at the right time…
    Well brought out, Radhika !!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2018

      It is really heartbreaking to hear about such incidents. If only both the parents and children understand each other better. Thanks Deepika for your feedback 🙂

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  10. Miriam Hurdle
    February 21, 2018

    Excellent words, Radhika! I understand fully. When I was teaching. A new teacher came from a family of doctors. She did her duty for ten years, then changed to her love – teaching!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2018

      Thank you Miriam. It is heartening to know that your friend chose to pursue her passion alebit a little later in life. Children being at an vulnerable age in their teens ,it is our responsibility to ensure they do not resort to such a drastic step in a moment of weakness.

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      • Miriam Hurdle
        February 21, 2018

        Yes, Radhika, we have another good example… both husband and wife got their MD by parents’ demands. They both are not working in medical fields!! It takes courage to face their decisions!

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 21, 2018

        Wonderful! Such examples should be used to counsel the disturbed children. I am sure it will help them!

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      • Miriam Hurdle
        February 21, 2018

        20% of our doctors are from India. I heard that one doctor went back to India and wanted to work in a needy area. He had one case that her knew exactly how to treat the patient but didn’t have the technology and tools.
        I hope you find your happiness!

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  11. arlene
    February 21, 2018

    Wow!

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  12. Infinite Living
    February 21, 2018

    Oh this is so deeply touching and beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    February 21, 2018

    A negative side of parenting and the desires of their child…the clash and the mental agony…beautifully penned.

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  14. Ridhima
    February 21, 2018

    Radhika this poem is just the exact description of whats happening with one of my very close friends. Stuff really comes alive as she paints her stories but her parents have compelled her to be a doctor.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 21, 2018

      That’s really sad Ridhima. I hope the parents are counselled to let their daughter follow her own dreams and not theirs!

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  15. sandhyasadhanand
    February 21, 2018

    Beautiful poem and potrays the exact scenario of the society and its mindset!

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  16. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    February 21, 2018

    Your specialty is, you can write with any given words with deeper meaning and soulful always. I wish your words has to reach even wider space it will definitely useful for this world. All the best ma’am.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 22, 2018

      Your loving support gives me a lot of encouragement Meenakshi. Thank you so much 💝

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  17. Abhishek pathania
    February 23, 2018

    Relatable 😅

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  18. Shiva Malekopmath
    March 1, 2018

    Radhika this is something to be taken for attention of Dreamers and their parents.
    But whatsoever that it is, you have already turned your dreams and stream lined them.
    The God of death shall take care from now, not to take before the dreams come true.
    😃
    Shiva

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  19. thewritewomanblog
    March 2, 2018

    A sad sad truth. How the children are burdened with dreams of parents just to keep up the lineage or prestige. A life wasted in exchange.

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  20. Sifar
    March 4, 2018

    Makes me sad! ☹️ being a victim myself

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 4, 2018

      Oh my! But I am happy you didn’t resort to any negative approach to show your disappointment. Please do reason it out with your parents. There are a plethora of opportunities for today’s youth. I wish you all the best!

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      • Sifar
        March 6, 2018

        Yeah i didnt as i was an obedient child!! 😄…too late now! But thanks!

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      • radhikasreflection
        March 6, 2018

        They say it’s never too late to follow your passion. There are many who have switched professions to pursue their dreams. Hope one day you will be able to follow it. Good luck my friend!

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      • Sifar
        March 7, 2018

        Thanks 😊

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